39th Blue Dragon Film Awards Announces MCs And Nominees

The Blue Dragon Film Awards has revealed its hosts, along with the nominations for 15 categories of this year’s ceremony!

On November 16, it was announced that Kim Hye Soo and Yoo Yeon Seok will be MCing the ceremony. Kim Hye Soo has been hosting the annual awards ceremony since 1993, so this will be her 25th consecutive year as an MC. Her co-host Yoo Yeon Seok has an impressive film record with successful movies, such as “Oldboy,” “Re-encounter,” “Architecture 101,” and “A Werewolf Boy.

Kim Hye Soo commented, “I warmly welcome Yoo Yeon Seok, who I’ll be working with [this year]. I’m very excited to meet such a great actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. I’m excited for a great event at this year’s [ceremony] as well.” She then told viewers, “I hope you can enjoy the film festival as much as you can!”

Yoo Yeon Seok stated, “Although I’ve never hosted an award’s ceremony before, it’s an honor to host what will become Korea’s greatest night of festivities, the Blue Dragon Film Awards. I’m especially happy that I’m able to work with Kim Hye Soo, who I greatly respect. I’ll do my best to prepare for a great ceremony.”

For the nominees, films released from October 12, 2017 through October 11, 2018 were eligible, and the final nominees were selected through a survey of film industry experts and netizen votes.

In addition to the 15 categories listed below, winners for the Popularity Award, Best Short Film, and Most Viewed Picture will be announced at the ceremony. The 39th Blue Dragon Film Awards will take place at 8:55 p.m. KST on November 23 at Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Palace. The ceremony will be broadcast live via SBS.

Check out the nominees below!

Best Picture


“The Spy Gone North”

Little Forest

Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds

“Dark Figure of Crime”

Best Director

Kim Yong Hwa – “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”

Min Kyu Dong – “Herstory”

Yoon Jong Bin – “The Spy Gone North”

Yim Soon Rye – “Little Forest”

Jang Joon Hwan – “1987”

Best Actor

Kim Yoon Suk – “1987”

Yoo Ah In – “Burning

Lee Sung Min – “The Spy Gone North”

Joo Ji Hoon  – “Dark Figure of Crime”

Ha Jung Woo – “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”

Best Actress

Kim Tae Ri – “Little Forest”

Kim Hee Ae – “Herstory”

Park Bo Young – “On Your Wedding Day

Esom – “Microhabitat”

Han Ji Min – “Miss Baek

Best Supporting Actor

Kim Dong Wook – “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”

Kim Joo Hyuk – “Believer”

Yoo Hae Jin – “1987”

Steven Yeun – “Burning”

Joo Ji Hoon – “The Spy Gone North”

Best Supporting Actress

Kwon So Hyun – “Miss Baek”

Kim Sun Young – “Herstory”

Kim Hyang Gi – “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”

Lee Joo Young – “Believer”

Jin Seo Yeon – “Believer”

Best New Actor

Kim Young Kwang – “On Your Wedding Day”

Nam Joo Hyuk – “The Great Battle”

Sung Yoo Bin – “Last Child”

Wi Ha Joon – “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum”

Lee Ga Seob – “The Seeds Of Violence”

Best New Actress

Kim Ka Hee – “Park Hwa Young”

Kim Da Mi – “The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion”

Park Ji Hyun – “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum”

Jeon Yeo Bin – “After My Death”

Jeon Jong Seo – “Burning”

Best New Director

Kim Eui Seok – “After My Death”

Kim Tae Gyun – “Dark Figure of Crime”

Shin Dong Seok – “Last Child”

Lee Ji Won – “Miss Baek”

Jeon Go Woon – “Microhabitat”

Best Screenplay

Kwak Kyung Taek, Kim Tae Gyun – “Dark Figure of Crime”

Kwon Seong Hwi, Yoon Jong Bin – “The Spy Gone North”

Kim Kyung Chan – “1987”

Shin Dong Seok – “Last Child”

Jeon Go Woon – “Microhabitat”

Best Cinematography and Lighting


“The Spy Gone North”

“Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”

“The Great Battle”

“Illang: The Wolf Brigade”

Best Film Editing


“Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum”

“The Spy Gone North”

“Little Forest”

“Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”

Best Music


“The Spy Gone North”



Sunset in My Hometown

Best Art Direction


“The Spy Gone North”

“Little Forest”

“Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”

“Illang: The Wolf Brigade”

Best Technical Achievement

“1987” – Costumes

“Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” – Sound Effects

“The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion” – Stunts

“Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds” – Visual Effects

“The Great Battle” – Special Effects

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